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Old 08-06-12, 08:06 PM
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Holdsworth Pro destined for the office

I've had this Holdsworth Professional frame set hanging about for a while now. I wasn't sure how I wanted to build it up at first but I knew I wanted to keep it very simple, very light, and very clean. I'm tired of hauling a bike into work and wanted a set of wheels I can leave in my office, maybe take a quick lunch time ride, definitely zip down the road for lunch. (I mean, really... drive half a mile for grub? It's frickin' ridiculous. No wonder we're suffering from obesity in this country.) Anyhow, other than the BB, this was built up entirely from parts on hand - primarily Shimano 600, with Cinelli bars and stem, and a Turbo saddle. Tires are the 700 x 25's that I once had on my Bob Jackson. I saw a photo of a road bike with interrupters for the primary brake calipers and got to wondering how they might work (turns out they actually work pretty nicely.) Without further ado, here is my classic office ride.









I'm happy with the ride, and it's totally fun to zip around on something so quick and completely simple.
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Old 08-06-12, 08:13 PM
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shes a beaut! ive been looking for a holdsworth pro frameset(yours looks my size!) i dont think ive seen one in solid blue its a nice change from the usual orange/blue
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Old 08-06-12, 08:16 PM
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That is a very nice setup. While the bike overall was by no means comparable, I recall once enjoying a fast, short ride on a friend's bike set up with the same interrupter-as-primary lever setup while he fixed a little something on my bike that I couldn't deal with. It works. The Holdsworth frame set is beautiful. And while I hear some complaining about those Turbo saddles, comfort-wise, I've never understood the complaint (no doubt a question of sit-bone configuration).
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Nice work, per normal for you.

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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Nice work, per normal for you.

You won't ride an ugly bicycle, will you.
Like's too short for such things.
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a former PRO reduced to errand-boy?!?
Oh well...at least he looks really good in his current...circumstances...
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Nice bike. Looks like an awesome "office bike." I don't quite understand using interrupters as primary brakes rather than finding some regular flat bar type levers. Am I missing something or is it just a matter of preference?
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I thought you were gonna' hang it on the wall...
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Perfect bike for the office.
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
I thought you were gonna' hang it on the wall...
It sorta makes me sad to see a bike wind up on the wall, y'know? Like that's it, your life's over, pardner - I far prefer 'em to be ridden.
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Beautiful build with a different twist. You have made a really first class errand bike for the office, well done, sir. I'll bet that you end up using her for rides, too. Should be a fun, light weight and good handling ride.

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